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Great Places to Go Boating in the Caribbean

Posted by Gary Pickering on November 15, 2011 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Vacationing in the Caribbean offers the traveler numerous tropical paradise activities. While some vacationers enjoy whiling away the hours laying on the beach and watching the ships go by, others would much rather be on the ship. Whether you’re a sailing enthusiast or just love to feel the gentle rocking of the waves beneath your boat, there are five of the very best places for boating in the Caribbean.

1. Sailing in St. Vincent

Sailing in St. Vincent is one of the Caribbea...

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Joys of Boating

Posted by Gary Pickering on November 14, 2011 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

One of the most enjoyable things that you can do in this life is boating. It provides such a peaceful and serene atmosphere that you cannot help but be at peace during the hours you spend on a boat. Boating is something that is enjoyed by many people for many different reasons. One of these reasons is that it allows you to get away from the everyday grind that has become part of your life. When you are out on the sea or lake, it is just you, your boat, and the water. Nothing else matters at t...

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CPS Boating Tip-Near Shore Speed Limit

Posted by Gary Pickering on November 12, 2011 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

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What is Boating?

Posted by Gary Pickering on November 9, 2011 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (2)

I have owned my boat (the same one) for over 25 years and in that 25 years I have come to realize there is much more to boating than just having a boat.

Yes, the boating season here in Canada is much shorter than many places South of us. But the waters of Georgian Bay are renowned worldwide for their pristine beauty and clarity.

But my big realization is that, without boating, I would have missed out on meeting so many great people and making so many fantastic friends. Even after ...

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Another Milestone for Lets Go Boating

Posted by Gary Pickering on November 5, 2011 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

We have passed the 14000 Visitor mark!!!!

Clocks Go Back this Weekend

Posted by Gary Pickering on November 5, 2011 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Boaters must watch for Dive Flags

Posted by Gary Pickering on November 2, 2011 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

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Ugly Boat

Posted by Gary Pickering on November 1, 2011 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

If you want to guarantee your boat will be the ugliest in the world then let a Russian mathematician be your inspiration. The Voronoi mega-yacht is named after the pattern of the irregular honeycomb lattice structure that encases it’s upper levels. while looking like a bee hive, the voronoi pattern is actually a random geometric spacing created by Russian mathematician Georgy Voronoi. Hot tubs and golfing...

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Cold-Water Boating Requires Additional Precautions

Posted by Gary Pickering on October 29, 2011 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

While pleasure boaters have winterized and stored their watercraft, avid waterfowl hunters and cold-weather anglers are gearing up for fall hunting and fishing seasons. But fall can be a dangerous time on the water. Most single-boat accidents take place this time of year, and with water temperatures cooling, these accidents can be deadly.One common mistake is overloading a small boat with people and equipment. Overloaded boats are unstable and can easily capsize or cause passenger...

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Solar Boat Racing

Posted by Gary Pickering on October 25, 2011 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The Private Energy Solarboateam won the Frisian Solar Challenge. The team navigated their solar powered boat 220 kilometers (137 miles) in 11:26:32.

The race starts in Leewarden, the capital of Friesland, and follows the classic route of the Eleven City Tour, following canals, rivers, and lakes. Fascinatingly, the distinctive terrain of 220 km of canals means that there are sometimes bridges and dykes which require the boats to be ...

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House Boating

Posted by Gary Pickering on October 24, 2011 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

No family vacation is quite as fun and interesting as a house boating vacation. If you are lucky enough to own a house boat, that’s wonderful. However, most people can’t afford the luxury of a house boat. That’s why if you’re interested in house boating, you’ ll want to look into renting one.

House boats are amazing vessels with all the comforts of home. They have separate sleeping quarters, a galley (kitchen), and even bathroom facilities. Many house boats...

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Tips for hunting from a boat

Posted by Gary Pickering on October 12, 2011 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Capsizing and falling overboard into cold water are major hazards for hunters.During hunting seasons, most waters are cold enough to pose a serious hypothermia threat. According to the  Coast Guard Auxiliary, 70 percent of boating fatalities nationwide are the result of drowning; almost 90 percent of the victims were not wearing life jackets.

The Coast Guard lists a few simple rules to make hunting on the water safer and more enjoyable:

▶ Leave a float plan with someone...

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Power Boating for Dummies

Posted by Gary Pickering on October 11, 2011 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

HOBOKEN, NJ — For boaters laying up their craft for the fall and winter seasons, the world’s most popular reference series can give you the blow by blow information on how to winterize your boat. Its not hard and you can save hundreds of dollars doing the task yourself—in about an hour or even less. And when the spring comes Power Boating For Dummies® will lead you through every step of commissioning your boat and even diagnosing many common boat mechanical glitche...

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Joys of Boating

Posted by Gary Pickering on October 10, 2011 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Boating is one of the best sources of relaxation during the summer. Having a boat increases your potential exciting activities in the summer. You can utilize your boat in a number of ways, from going fishing and water sports, to just driving around the lake and relaxing. Boating may seem like a lot of fun, but it does require some responsibility. It is as humongous a responsibility as driving is, and you may be tempted to take advantage of the fact that lakes are often left unmonitored ...

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Too Soon?

Posted by Gary Pickering on October 8, 2011 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (1)

With such a nice day today, maybe I was a bit hasty in putting my boat away for the winter. Anyone else in the same situation?

Corvette Speed Boat

Posted by Gary Pickering on October 7, 2011 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Seeing a Chevy Corvette tearing up a freeway is a common site all over the United States, but we never thought we'd see one riding the waves. Performance boat manufacturer Marine Technology, Inc. wanted to change that, and the result is an insanely powerful aquatic speed demon called the ZR48 — a boat that boasts neck-snapping speeds and a massive price tag.

Built using parts from a genuine Corvette ZR1, the ZR48 oozes ...

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Docking Your Boat

Posted by Gary Pickering on October 5, 2011 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Docking is a very important component of boating. Docking techniques usually depend on the weather conditions, but there are a number of things that you should keep in mind for a safe docking and undocking experience. Firstly, you need to practice to gain expertise in docking. Docking is something that you will learn from your personal experiences, and will vary according to the type of boa you and the dock itself. Hence, docking techniques are something to be learnt on your own.


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Trolling Anyone?

Posted by Gary Pickering on October 4, 2011 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Blocking your Boat

Posted by Gary Pickering on October 3, 2011 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Response to Media Release

Posted by Gary Pickering on September 30, 2011 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Had a couple of media enquiries regarding yesterday's press release from CTV and 104.1 the Dock====We'll see what happens